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Whitehead to distribute VarSome Clinical in South Africa

By Tomas Kucera on April, 9 2020

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Tomas Kucera

Head of Business Development

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Lausanne, Switzerland - April 9, 2020 - Saphetor SA, a Swiss precision-medicine company and leader in diagnostic and bioinformatics solutions for clinical Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), announced today a distribution agreement with Whitehead Scientific, a distributor for the life science, applied testing, disease surveillance and molecular diagnostics market within South Africa and beyond. Saphetor’s VarSome Clinical, a clinically-certified platform for interpretation of NGS data extends Whitehead’s portfolio of tools and services for a wide range of its clients employing NGS technologies for clinical as well as for research purposes.

Ryan Vogt, Sales Director of Whitehead Scientific, said:This new partnership allows us to offer platform agnostic, high-quality, state-of-the-art bioinformatics services to the clinical and research fields, along with an expanding range of NGS library preparation kits and reagents."
Tomas Kucera, Head of Business Development of Saphetor SA, commented:We are excited to count Whitehead among our regional distributors for our bioinformatics tools, and we are prepared to work closely with their team to provide their clients with an integrated solution for diagnostics purposes.’

About Whitehead Scientific

Whitehead Scientific is a well-established, full service distribution channel, based in South Africa and representing a leading range of international suppliers. We serve all facets of the life science, applied testing, disease surveillance and molecular diagnostics market within South Africa and beyond. It is our innate understanding of complex scientific applications, combined with a desire to work closely with suppliers and customers that keeps us at the forefront. The aim of our highly motivated and trained staff is to assist our customers to find the most effective solution in terms of product choice, application and outcome. This strategy is supported by a highly efficient administration and logistics operation. We remain dedicated to customer service excellence at every touchpoint throughout the organization.

About Saphetor SA

Saphetor SA, is a Swiss precision-medicine company dedicated to large-scale identification and interpretation of human genetic variants by leveraging proprietary algorithms and expert domain knowledge. Saphetor is the creator of VarSome, a suite of intuitive and data-driven bioinformatics solutions both for clinicians and researchers. VarSome.com search engine and professional community is freely accessible, featuring a widely-recognized community-driven knowledge base that enables flexible queries across more than 30 genetic and genomic data resources. VarSome Pro and VarSome Clinical are professional editions of VarSome with powerful functionality and further sophisticated data-mining and analysis tools. While VarSome Pro serves researchers, VarSome Clinical is a clinically-accredited platform allowing fast and accurate variant discovery, annotation, and interpretation of NGS data for whole genomes, exomes, and gene panels, which helps clinicians reach faster and more accurate diagnoses and treatment decisions for genetic conditions.

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